Greg Bennici

Greg Bennici

Greg Bennici is a member of firm’s Business Litigation Group. Mr. Bennici’s practice focuses on many aspects of commercial litigation, including breach of contract, unfair and deceptive trade practices, consumer fraud, racketeering, and other business torts. His practice also encompasses regulatory and administrative proceedings before state and federal agencies, including the Connecticut Department of Banking, the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection, the Connecticut Department of Labor, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, the Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Read his full bio here.

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Fifth Circuit Maintains Default Deferential Standard Of Review In Denial Of Benefit Claims, But Suggests It May Soon Be Overruled

For more than twenty-five years, the law of the Fifth Circuit has been that health and disability benefit denials based on factual determinations (e.g., whether a beneficiary is disabled or whether a treatment is medically necessary within the meaning of a plan) are reviewed by courts under an abuse of discretion standard, regardless of whether … Continue Reading

“Probate Exception” Bars Federal Jurisdiction over ERISA Dispute

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York has ruled that the so-called “probate exception” to federal jurisdiction precludes federal courts from adjudicating cases implicating federal question jurisdiction, including cases arising under ERISA. In so doing, the N.D.N.Y. joins ranks with a small but growing number of federal district and circuit courts … Continue Reading